This week I decided to feature 1930s gowns from Etsy as my picks. I adore all of the styles shown here. From the flutter sleeves and slinky satins to knits to drapey silk velvet. All gorgeous.
This is a book I bought myself for Christmas. It covers fashion history from the 18th century to the 20th century, with glossy photographs of the collection held by the Kyoto Costume Institute in Japan. The book has been out for a while, but oh my, if you don’t own it yet, go out and buy it immediately! So much inspiration for any swing fashionista, the kind of clothes that are so beautiful it makes my chest ache. The Poiret, the Schiaparelli, the Chanel, oh god the Vionnet! The Vionnet, people! Now I want desperately to visit the Kyoto Costume Institute. A holiday to Japan anyone?
Seriously folks, this book is sheer fashion heaven. It is definitely now one of the favourites in my collection. You can buy it here on Amazon. Enjoy!
Kirsten Dunst arrived at the Palme dâ€™Or Award Closing Ceremony during Cannes Film Festival wearing a turquoise Chanel Resort 2011 dress.
Kate Beckinsale walked the red carpet for the â€œIl Gattopardoâ€ Premiere looking stunning in a Gucci PremiÃ¨re gown.
Helen Mirren arrived at the Chopard Trophy Party wearing her second Elie Saab gown in 2 days during Cannes Film Festival. The great Dame was sparkling with Chopard jewels as she walked the red carpet wearing an Elie Saab Couture gown. Her stunning grey silk georgette gown with an embellished belt and asymmetrical sleeves is from Elie Saabâ€™s Vintage Couture Collection.
Actress Fan Bingbing is creating quite a stir at Cannes Film Festival. She was spotted on the Martinez Terrace during the event this week looking stunning wearing an Alberta Ferretti Fall 2010 dress. Her pleated dress is accented with a stunning jeweled detail around the neckline and waist.
Cheryl Cole was the guest of honour at â€œde Grisogono Dinner Partyâ€ during Cannes Festival last night. She looked breath-taking wearing a Roberto Cavalli black tulle strapless gown whilst dazzling with de Grisogono jewels.
Late 1940s/early 1950s dresses at Dear Golden Vintage